However, the billboard in the nearby city of Norton struck a nerve, and Clemetson is feeling the heat.
"You shouldn't make a joke about kidnapping regardless of what it is," Laura Hochsteteler told WOIO.
“I just think that was poor taste, very poor taste, very offensive,” Lisa Archibald told the television station.
Pat Canforia said Clemetson's marketing skills were effective. "I see it as kind of funny myself, and yeah it definitely worked because he's getting massive advertising and broadcasting over it," he told WOIO.
Clemetson said he was not trying to offend anyone, but removed the billboard when he was told January was national human trafficking awareness month. That angle never entered his mind.
"I was more just trying to be funny. I actually had it on my sign out front for three weeks and nobody said anything except funny things about it," Clemetson told WOIO. "Once I found out, you know, I have seven kids myself. That it was more sensitive to people because of the kidnapping aspect we actually took it down today."